I was lucky enough to get an invite from some friends to head away for the weekend to Lake Glenbawn recently, and I can’t wait to get back there again. Located approximately 15km East of Scone, camping is possible on the Eastern side of the Dam, which is one of the largest rock-filled dam embankments in Australia.
The camping area is managed by Reflections holiday parks, and offers the options of powered and unpowered sites, as well as cabins for those that don’t want to ‘rough’ it.
Tip: Make sure you note down the code you need to get into and out of the park – it is individual to each vehicle.
Once in the park, you have the option of choosing a site in the sprawling camping area if you’ve chosen to go unpowered, or will be allocated a powered site if you had requested. There are options for lakeside camping, as well as lovely elevated spots, and even campsites in more protected re-entrants, which we preferred given the reasonable winds that were blowing during our stay.
There are a number of toilet blocks with full amenities, as well as a kiosk where basic supplies and treats are available.
There is also a tidy play area near the boat ramp and kiosk which the kids loved to play in.
Picnic/barbeque areas are dotted around the Campground, which means you could probably camp without cooking gear and just use the BBQ’s available if you desired.
Lake Glenbawn is located within 90 minute of Barrington Tops National Park, which we visited due to the snowfall expected that weekend. We left at 5am, and just as it was getting light, we made it up to the National Park after a very pleasant drive, and got to enjoy the snow. Our experience was that the masses started to arrive up in Barrington just after 7, and it got very crowded quickly, so my tip is go early!
The best part was that we didn’t need to endure a freezing evening above the snowline– despite the cold snap in NSW over the weekend I visited, the temperature at Lake Glenbawn never dropped below about 7 degrees, meaning it was perfect for a nice campfire but not freezing your butt off.
-Aberdeen, Scone (approx. 15km away)
-Aberdeen or Scone
Basic supplies available:
-Yes, at Kiosk
Yes, unless otherwise advised
Unpowered site: $24.00 per night
Powered site: $34.00 per night
Cabins: from $108.00 per night
Things to do:
- Watersports (Fishing, boating, etc)
- Take a drive to Barrington Tops National Park (90min away)
- Take a walk along the foreshore
- Have a Picnic
- Have breakfast/Lunch/dinner at the Linga Longa Inn in Gundy
To book or for more information, visit Reflections Holiday Park Lake Glenbawn